Tuesday, July 21, 2009

One hump or two

Believe it or not, a company that manufactures Camel's Milk Chocolates is going global. See the complete story here at Reuters. Go the the Al Nassma site if you're ready to buy! I think my favorite is the Chocolate Caravan...

5 minutes to cake?

Well, we've all heard about it - probably saw it on a blog, your friends on facebook may have posted a link, or put it on their status, someone you know has a tweet about it. But, is it any good? Well - I decided I had to find out!

So here's the rundown, you take a mug, toss some flour, sugar, cocoa (mix well) add some oil, milk and an egg and cook for three minutes. Literally five minutes worth of time pass before you pour a 'cake' onto a plate and slice it up.

Find the Recipe, complete with pictures, at Dizzy Dee

So what about the taste? Well, it's about what you would expect from the basic ingredients you add to it! However, it's something I found can be doctored. Here are a few things I've done to help it out. Probably the best one was chocolate sauce. It's ok in milk, it's good on ice cream, but on a hot spongy (ok almost rubbery) cake it soaks in and, man, was it tasty. I also put on some Lake Champlain Chocolates Chips and let them melt in. Yummy. It's also great with some sliced fresh strawberries. Unfortunately I was out of ice cream and whipped cream the other night, and figured the cake would be cold by the time I returned, so I didn't try it with that yet - but I will.

For a five minute dessert, especially one that cooks in the microwave, it's passable, but don't expect any earth shattering stuff to happen. The best thing about it is that you know what's in it and you don't have to put it in any kind of weird metal grid with some odd plastic container and ingredients you wouldn't let your mother in law eat for fear she would turn into some horrible mutant creature - well, more horrible than she already is I mean. Just kidding moms, I love you!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Yummy cupcakes and curry rice crispy treats

If you haven't checked it out yet go to My Little Cupcake VT. Margherita, banana and neopolitan dynamite. Tiny, delicious cupcakes. And if you want a grown up treat try putting curry, sunflower and marshmallows in your rice crispier treats. A very yummy grown up treat. Pictures are here!

Sometimes the best things don't require a spoon

Today my dessert is a beautiful summer day, sipping iced coffee, lazily seated on gorgeous Church Street in Downtown Burlington, Vermont. The smell of the street vendors wafting, the sounds of the musicians singing sleepily makes it's way to me and the ladies walk by in their summer clothes while babies, puppies and even the adults play. And life is good.